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Keep advocating for immigrant children

Date published: 6/10/2014

Keep advocating for immigrant children

I'd like to say "thank you" and congratulations to The Free Lance-Star's editorial staff.

Thank you for your stated support of Attorney General Mark Herring's legal opinion regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in the May 1 editorial ["A dream no longer deferred"].

Congratulations on your advocacy for fairness and your support of opportunity for children who have been raised and educated in the state of Virginia, and through no fault of their own lack proper documentation to apply for college in Virginia.

Your leadership in supporting the attorney general on this position will encourage other communities to remove roadblocks and help open doors so that more children will have the opportunities to fulfill their dreams and strive and reach their potential.

Please do not stop here. Continue advocating for immigration reform. Help end the many harmful immigration practices that have negative impacts on family structures of innocent human beings who came here looking for a better life.

Jesse Johnson